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Contextualizing the business responsibility to respect: How much is lost in translation?

Haines, Fiona, Macdonald, Kate and Balaton-Chrimes, Samantha 2011, Contextualizing the business responsibility to respect: How much is lost in translation?. In Mares, Radu (ed), The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Foundations and implementation, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp.107-128.

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Title Contextualizing the business responsibility to respect: How much is lost in translation?
Author(s) Haines, Fiona
Macdonald, Kate
Balaton-Chrimes, Samantha
Title of book The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Foundations and implementation
Editor(s) Mares, Radu
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 4
Start page 107
End page 128
Total pages 21
Publisher Brill
Place of Publication Leiden, Netherlands
Keyword(s) Business and human rights
Responsibility to protect
Summary As the work of the UN Special Representative (UNSR) for business and human rights moves towards its conclusion in mid-2011, the core principles of the UNSR’s ‘responsibility to respect’ framework have received widespread endorsement from businesses, NGOs and governments. The translation of these general principles into specific obligations governing business activity will need to differ according to context. The reasons why overarching regulatory principles can get ‘lost in translation’ when applied in practice have important implications for understanding how the UNSR’s responsibility to respect framework can be meaningfully implemented across widely varying regulatory contexts. The central goal of this chapter is to understand why and under what conditions this loss is likely to arise, and how regulatory standards for business and human rights might be designed to enable the responsibility to respect principle to be applied in context-sensitive ways, without losing regulatory force.
ISBN 900422579X
9789004225794
Language eng
Field of Research 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2011, Brill
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059935

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